Higashiōmi, Shiga

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Higashiōmi
東近江市
City
Flag of Higashiōmi
Flag
Location of Higashiōmi in Shiga Prefecture
Location of Higashiōmi in Shiga Prefecture
Higashiōmi is located in Japan
Higashiōmi
Higashiōmi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°7′N 136°12′E / 35.117°N 136.200°E / 35.117; 136.200Coordinates: 35°7′N 136°12′E / 35.117°N 136.200°E / 35.117; 136.200
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Shiga Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Kōichi Nakamura
Area
 • Total 388.58 km2 (150.03 sq mi)
Population (April 2008)
 • Total 117,557
 • Density 303/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Japanese Maple
- Flower Purple Gromwell
Address 10-5, Yōkaichi Midorimachi, Higashiōmi-shi, Shiga-ken
527-8527
Phone number 0748-24-1234
Website City of Higashiōmi

Higashiōmi (東近江市 Higashiōmi-shi?, lit. East Ōmi) is a city located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 117,557 and a population density of 303 persons per km². The total area is 388.58 km².

The modern city of Higashiōmi was established on February 11, 2005, from the merger of the old city of Yōkaichi, the towns of Eigenji and Gokashō (both from Kanzaki District), and the towns of Aitō and Kotō (both from Echi District).

On January 1, 2006, the town of Notogawa (from Kanzaki District), and the town of Gamō (from Gamō District) were merged into Higashiōmi.

Sister cities and cultural exchange cities[edit]

Higashiōmi maintains the following sister city relationships.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sister Cities and Cultural Exchange City of Higashiomi. Higashiomi City Homepage. Retrieved on July 10, 2008.

External links[edit]

Media related to Higashiōmi, Shiga at Wikimedia Commons